Fun with the CBA: Waiver Priority Order

Ryan Biech
October 28 2016 03:00PM

Over the past couple of days, there have been some intriguing options placed on waivers. Dylan McIlrath, Magnus Paajarvi and Teemu Pulkkinen were all exposed over the last couple of days. Yes, these players have flaws to their games, but they are still quite young and given the Canucks current situation, might've been worth a flyer.

There is obviously a lot that goes into the decision to claim a player on waivers, thus there are many opinions on the subject matter. But that isn't what I wanted to cover today.

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 27th, 2016

Ryan Biech
October 27 2016 11:00AM


Some NCAA prospects are making noise in the hockey world, but the rest of the Canucks prospects had a bit of a down week this past week.

One prospect moved in the CHL, and Utica has had a slow start to the week.

Get all the details in this week's Blackfish: Canucks Army Prospect Report!

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Where are the Canucks at with Their Youth Movement?

Ryan Biech
October 24 2016 01:00PM

The Canucks have been undertaking something of a youth movement these past two seasons. They'd needed to shed age for a few seasons prior, but contractual obligations to older players made that an exceedingly difficult exercise. 

Now, in the Canucks third year with Jim Benning at the helm, they are beginning to unburden themselves of those veteran contracts. Though the Canucks are still the Sedin twins team, they're already passing the baton and should shed themselves of its weight entirely this summer.

With that in mind, it's worth exploring how the Canucks have recaptured youth and continue to do so. 

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 20th, 2016

Ryan Biech
October 20 2016 05:00PM


The Canucks are undefeated!

The Comets haven't won a game yet!

So many storylines going on in such a small sample size!

So let's take a look at the Canucks prospect this past week, and see who is making an impact in the hockey world.

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A Long-Term Look at the Canucks Crease

Ryan Biech
October 18 2016 09:00AM

With a pair of games in the books, it's been interesting to see certain players in their first taste of meaningful hockey for the 2016-17 season.

Looking specifically at the Canucks crease, Ryan Miller already has a sort of shutout but wasn't actually credited with one. Jacob Markstrom looked shaky in his first start but fought through to keep his team in it and get his first 'w' of the season.

Back on the farm, Richard Bachman and Thatcher Demko suffered the Toronto Marlies borderline NHL quality roster, and needless to say, it didn't go well. Both goalies surrendered five goals in their respective appearances.

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